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Abbotsford Airshow takes off

ABBOTSFORD- All eyes are to the sky this weekend for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Abbotsford International Airshow.

Gates opened at 8:30 a.m. and crowds quickly gathered for the opening ceremony. As Mayor Bruce Banman sang both the American and Canadian anthem, the CF Skyhawks Parachute Team demonstrated their high flying skills.

With plenty to see in the air, including Dan Buchanan in the Sail-Plane and the USAF Thunderbirds, as well as ground displays featuring both military and civilian aircraft, the Abbotsford Airshow was quickly buzzing with spectators of all ages.

Retired pilots, newcomers, families and returning airshow enthusiasts wandered through rows of ground displays, toured the interior of large carriers and were invited to take a seat in the cockpit of various planes.

There are high hopes for the remainder of the weekend spectacle, as day one comes to a close with great success.

Visit abbotsforairshow.com for a full list of shows and times.

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